Alumni Council

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Jazzmin Boyd served in the Arbolito community in Duran from 2012-2013. She worked as an English teacher at Centro Solidario Santiago Apóstol in Guayaquil and helped organize the afterschool program “Manos Abiertas” in the neighborhood of Veintiocho de Agosto, Duran. …
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The Gift of Hospitality

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Just over two years ago, my community mates and I were spending five nights a week practicing for our parish’s interpretation of Las Posadas. We all had different roles. I, who cannot dance, was assigned to choreograph and perform with …
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Arbolito Update

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It seems like yesterday that the six of us were leaving the sweltering summer heat of our orientation in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and now, almost six months later, about to start the Ecuadorian winter, it’s even hotter! Fortunately we have been pretty …
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Monte Sinai Update

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Retreat Groups From the 19th to the 26th of November, we were blessed to host our first retreat group in Mount Sinai. Our retreatants, hailing from Saint Jon Paul II Highschool in Cape Cod, MA, spent their Thanksgiving break learning …
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Annual Report 2016

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Check out Rostro de Cristo’s Annual Report for 2016!

“Christ Meets Us with Open Arms”

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Patrick Hyland, SJ served a Rostro de Cristo volunteer in 2011-2012 in Monte Sinai. In 2013 Patrick entered the Jesuits and today he is studying at St. Louis University. As part of his training he ministers at the county jail …
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I Have Fallen in Love

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I have arrived at the last days here in Ecuador, and I am filled with so many emotions: gratitude for what I’ve learned this year, nostalgia for the life I’ve lived here, excitement to return home, but mostly a real …
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Meet our 2016-17 Volunteers

Saying Yes

On July 16, 2016 we commissioned these twelve generous and committed young women and men who have left the comforts of home to live and serve among the impoverished with Rostro de Cristo (RdC), The Face of Christ, in the …
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A State of Emergency

It was 6:58pm, on a typical Saturday night in Monte Sinai, Ecuador and Meghan, Hannah, and I were visiting a neighbor we had never visited before. We were in the kitchen chatting about the upcoming start of the school year, …
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Ricardo’s Journey

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Ricardo, alumni volunteer from 2001-02, shares how Rostro de Cristo has influenced his career with the Foreign Service On my first day on the job as a Foreign Service Officer at the State Department, I met around 50 of my …
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